JABBERHAKKE-D

Beware, my gun!

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

1871, coined by Lewis Carroll,

Jabberwocky

  • Fictional creature from Lewis Carroll’s 1872 novel Through the Looking-Glass and 1874 poem “The Hunting of the Snark”.
  • It is often depicted as a monster similar to a dragon which has four legs and also bat-like wings.
  • Through the Looking-Glass says that Jabberwocks and Bandersnatches may be found in the world behind the looking-glass, and in “The Hunting of the Snark”, a Bandersnatch is found by a party of adventurers after crossing an ocean.

EXPANDED INFO:

Flavor text “beware, my gun”

  • “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”

ADD/MISC:

Poem

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.